We're not the only ones who love the little Suzuki Jimny  It seems this little SUV has gotten more love than just about anything on the web when it comes to automobiles. Now, the squarish truckster gets even more appealing thanks to the Black Bison treatment. The Jimny gets blacked out like a street-cred Mercedes Gelandewagen and pulls off about as much menace. We want one post haste. Too bad we'd have to leave our shores to get one. 

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The blacked out Jimny gets modifications in the way of a totally new and angrier front fascial, ruggedized bolt-on fenders, faux hood-vent treatment, new bumpers, a roof spoiler roof-mounted and bumper-mounted LED lighting, and wacky side exhaust pipes (that would get ripped off when off-roading, so they don't exactly make sense). Wheels, tires, and suspension give it more clearance and capability than the already wonderfully tough stock Jimny.

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Nothing has changed under the hood. The small 1.5-liter four-cylinder that delivers a rather meager 99 horsepower and 95 lb-ft torque. While that's probably barely sufficient for the stock version, all the added weight of the Black Bison will surely tax the small motor. Too bad they didn't shoehorn in the turbocharged 1.4-liter four from the new 2019 Suzuki Vitara that makes 140 horses. That would've helped a little. Still, we'd take the Black Bison any day of the week. 

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Though the trim kit isn't yet available, it's likely that Suzuki will have things ready with the next few months. There's also no word on pricing, though we don't care since we can't have it, anyway. We're guessing it'll be very popular in Japan, and we're lamenting the fact that Suzuki doesn't sell cars here anymore. The Jimny is one example of an object of our automotive jealousy.